Stendhal is one of the "true priests" who speak to the "happy few".
One of the best things I've read.
This is a very hard book for me to rate. I really love some parts of the book but others I found not just boring but even distasteful. Read morePublished 10 months ago by MechPebbles
This book moves incredibly slow with its characters sometimes changing up traits throughout the book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Frithe13th
This novel had been on my "to-read" list for a long time and now I've read it i'm appalled that I didn't read it sooner. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lewis Woolston
So said the Frenchman who recommended this to me. Now it's one of my favorites too. I love how Stendhal takes care to not offend the Parisian ladies.Published 14 months ago by Justin Wollenberg
It is the story of a simple man who wants to ascend socially. It uses the women of the upper class to which conquest. First one and then another. Finally reach the top. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Eric Mascarin Perigault
Published in 1830, The Red and the Black has become known as a book that was written ahead of its time. Read morePublished 22 months ago by manly-but-bookish
Let's be honest here. This is my 4th attempt reading this book. The first time I read when I was fourteen, got lost, and gave up. Second time my attentions wandered and gave up. Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by Gabrielle V